Hey queens. I’m sure you’ve seen the trailer. Aliens invading the planet in the future and Harrison Ford can’t fix it so he invents a special child named Ender that is an alien-killing-machine and Viola Davis is like “I’ve never seen that before” and then stuff blows up. Or something. I don’t really pay attention to it because I WON’T BE SEEING IT.
Meet Orson Scott Card. Orson is a sci-fi author that wrote the book Ender’s Game. Orson also hates gay people. Like, HATES hates us. Lots of hate. See, during the Battle of Prop 8, Orson donated millions of his book earnings to NOM (the National Organization for Marriage) of which he was a board member until earlier this year. Orson has gone on record SEVERAL times saying that “many homosexuals first entered into that world through a disturbing seduction or rape or molestation or abuse.” Basically saying we’re only gay because somebody gave us the bad touch when we were kids. Clearly, he’s an idiot.
Even though the battle for equality has gotten better, it’s still not over. Many states still don’t allow gay marriage or even civil unions. Adoption is still harder for us. And a lot of us aren’t protected from getting fired from our jobs purely for being who we are. And don’t even GET me started on Russia. Gay life isn’t all Lady Gaga and Pride parades. There’s still a lot of work to do and a lot of people fighting us.
So don’t see Ender’s Game. Tell people about this. SPREAD AND REPOST THIS ARTICLE SO PEOPLE WILL KNOW. I’m sure Orson Scott Card has already been paid millions for the movie rights, but the studio needs to make that money back and I say we don’t give it to them. Vote with your wallets, gang. Always vote with your wallets. Go see Blue Jasmine again. (You know you want to anyway, gurl.) Or if you want space stuff, go see Gravity. (Rob and I will tell you why in tomorrow’s Down In Front.) GRAVITY IS SO GOOD ALL THE TIME OH MY GOD.
The studio that made Ender’s Game, Lions Gate, released a statement saying that the company is “proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years” and that they “obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card.” And yet they still made his movie and gave him millions of dollars.
So, I guess we can expect Lions Gate’s next mega blockbuster Mein Kampf to hit screens next summer. I mean, they don’t agree with the author, but it is a popular book…